The Incredible Disappearing Farage, and Other Electoral Oddities

6 November 2019 — Craig Murray

For a decade Nigel Farage has been flung into our living rooms continually by the BBC. Even when UKIP barely registered a blip in the opinion polls, he was a regular on Question Time and the other news, current affairs and politics programme. Farage’s celebrity was a BBC creation. He served an important purpose. At a time when the wealth gap was growing exponentially, and working conditions and real incomes of ordinary people were deteriorating sharply, Farage helped amplify the Establishment message that the cause of these problems was not the burgeoning class of billionaires sucking up the world’s resources, but rather the poor immigrants also scratching to make a living.

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Brexit/Election News Links 3 November 2019

3 November 2019 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

General election 2019: Nigel Farage will not stand as candidate
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50280848

Election – One million under 45s register to vote in one month
https://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/election-one-million-register-to-vote-in-one-month/

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UK Election – One million under 45s register to vote in one month

3 November 2019 — True Publica

TruePublica Editor: Bad news for Boris Johnson keeps piling up as election campaigning is in now full swing.

First up and quite serious for all sorts of reasons is the news that evidence that could lead to criminal charges against the pro-Brexit campaign led by Boris Johnson and his key adviser, Dominic Cummings, has now been passed by police to the criminal prosecution authorities. This is significant because the police would not have submitted evidence if it thought it could not bring and win a case like this. Is this a political move to get back at the Tories for slashing 20,000 police officers and politicising the force over the last decade? Maybe, maybe not.

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Johnson and Cummings – Police hand criminal evidence to prosecution agency over Brexit campaign

2 November 2019 — openDemocracy

Johnson and Cummings - Police hand criminal evidence to prosecution agency over Brexit campaign

By James Cusick: Evidence that could lead to criminal charges against the pro-Brexit campaign led by Boris Johnson and his key adviser, Dominic Cummings, has now been passed by police to the criminal prosecution authorities, openDemocracy has learned.

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UK: Johnson set to win vote to hold December general election

29 October 2019 — WSWS

By Robert Stevens

MPs voted last night to reject Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s motion to call a snap general election on December 12. Johnson won the vote by 299 to 70 but the Fixed Term Parliament Act (FTPA) requires that general elections can only be called with the votes of two thirds (434) of MPs.

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European Union delays Brexit extension decision as Corbyn tries to avoid general election By Robert Stevens

26 October 2019 — WSWS

The European Union (EU) has formally agreed to grant an extension to Brexit but is holding off on how long it should be. Ambassadors for the 27 member states met for two hours Friday. Due to divisions and given the stalemate in the British parliament, they said a final decision would be made early next week.

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The US/UK trade deal is truly frightening – here’s what’s coming

22 October 2019 — True Publica

The US/UK trade deal is truly frightening - here's what's coming

By TruePublica Editor: In the magical illusions of the smoke and mirrors ideology behind Brexit, we should be acutely aware of what a trade deal with America means. In our article this week – The MAGA Agenda – it seems that among those on the radical right – the government, their acolytes and corporate donors – there is a widely held belief that a favourable trade deal can easily be negotiated with the United States. But this belief flies in the face of historical evidence as the US has proved on more than one occasion to be a ruthless and exploitative (so-called) partner where its own economic interests are involved. It is naive to think that America will be a cooperative and fair ally or partner in the common interest – it won’t. And being a sycophant of Trump’s America – with his MAGA agenda will prove to be the final nail in Britain’s coffin.

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Brexit News Links 19-20 October 2019

20 October 2019 • 13:30 — The New Dark Age

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Labour to push for commons vote on new Brexit referendum
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/U-SsdFfHkkQ/

Jeremy Corbyn says he’ll challenge the government ‘all the way’ over Europe
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/eIXgaMh_5Fc/

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Brace yourself for Saturday 19th October

18 October 2019 — True Publica

By TruePublica Editor: This Saturday is as important as that vote back in 2016. On the 23rd of June 2016, the electorate of Britain marginally voted to leave the EU. Three years and four months later parliament decides if that should happen. After the social division, mass political back-stabbings and subsequent implosion of the Tory party, the final showdown is tomorrow. MP’s have just one day to debate Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

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Is Johnson planning to renege on his Brexit deal?

17 October 2019 — True Publica

Is Johnson planning renege on the EU Withdrawal Agreement?

By TruePublica Editor: “There is not a soul in the long corridors of Whitehall who believes the prime minister is telling the truth“. These are the words of Financial Times columnist Philip Stephens whose article is entitled – “Boris Johnson’s lies are plunging Britain into a dark morass.” Stephens is right to point out that deceiving the Queen, someone so widely respected around the world for her probity and commitment to public service has, through tradition, been exposed to the wreckage tactics of Johnson’s mendacity and lack of integrity. But it gets worse than that – much worse.

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No Brexit deal reached as European Union summit begins By Chris Marsden

17 October 2019 — WSWS

In the end, yesterday finished with statements by a spokesman for Boris Johnson’s Conservative government that no Brexit deal would be reached as negotiations with the Tories’ political partners, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and technical talks with the European Union (EU) were ongoing.

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